Reported Intensities: Intensity IV – Mapanas, Northern Samar; City of Legazpi, Albay; Lezo, Aklan Intensity III – City of Iloilo Intensity I – President Roxas, Capiz
A shallow magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits the vicinity of Tagapul-an, Samar at 8:03 AM today. It was felt at the whole Visayas and Southern Luzon. Standby for more updates.
M6.6 Quake hit SamarPhilippines
Location 12.007N 124.130E
18 Aug 2020 00:03:49 UTC
18 Aug 2020 08:03:49 near epicenter
18 Aug 2020 04:03:49 standard time in your timezone
14.2 km (8.8 mi) E of San Pedro, Philippines
51.2 km (31.7 mi) W of Calbayog City, Philippines57.3 km (35.5 mi) NNW of Naval,
Philippines68.2 km (42.3 mi) SE of Masbate,
Philippines188.7 km (117.0 mi) N of Cebu City, Philippines
A powerful earthquake of 6.6 magnitude struck a central Philippine region today, damaging houses, low-slung buildings and a seaport and prompting people to run outdoors for safety.
Roads and bridges were cracked in Cataingan, the coastal town nearest the epicenter.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the 6.6 magnitude quake hit about 5 kilometers from Cataingan at a depth of about 21 kilometers.
Renato Solidum, who heads the government institute, said there was no threat of a tsunami from the earthquake, which was set off by movement in the Philippine Fault. The quake was felt in several provinces across the central Visayas region.
The Philippines lies in the Pacific Ring of Fire, an arc of faults around the Pacific Ocean where most of the world’s earthquakes occur. A 7.7 magnitude quake killed nearly 2,000 people in the northern Philippines in 1990.